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Costs and Aid


Tuition for CIW fall/spring semester students is that same as that for on-campus Cornell students. See university undergraduate tuition rates.

Housing & program fees

  • Fall 2023: $7,716
  • Spring 2024: $7,716

See housing and life in Washington, DC, for details.

Billing & payment

Your tuition and fees will be billed through the university bursar.

See your bursar bill and how to pay for more information.

Financial aid

If you receive aid, please consult with the Cornell Office of Financial Aid to determine if your award should be adjusted for your semester in DC.

Some CIW internships may meet work study requirements. Check with the financial aid office for information.